BRDC insists Silverstone not for sale

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40075 --- Silverstone owner the British Racing Drivers' Club has reiterated its insistence that the track is not for sale, after property developer Spectre tabled another bid for the home of the British Grand Prix. BRDC chairman Robert Brooks told The Guardian newspaper that while the organisation was "flattered" by Spectre's interest, it was committed to retaining ownership of Silverstone. "Silverstone is very definitely not for...Read Full Story

Back–to-back success for Raikkonen!

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070708155440.shtml --- Showing that qualifying does not determine the absolute finishing order for the Grand Prix itself, Kimi Raikkonen became the third and final leader of the British Grand Prix, taking the chequered flag two seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso. The battle for victory was won and lost on strategy and the timing of each stop and it was the French Grand Prix winner who got it spot on. Lewis Hamilton led away from...Read Full Story

Silverstone celebrates 'amazing' GP

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40008 --- Silverstone's managing director Richard Phillips has paid tribute to the team behind the British Grand Prix and the fans who flocked to the circuit to cheer on the country's new sensation Lewis Hamilton. Friday and Saturday saw record crowds at Silverstone, and with race day an 85,000 sell-out, a total of 207,000 spectators flooded through the gates during the three days of the event. Phillips admitted that national events...Read Full Story

British race analysis - Ferrari resurgence gathers pace

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/7/6442.html --- For a long time it seemed that McLaren might yet snatch victory from under Ferrari’s nose at Silverstone. The main threat, however, didn't come from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who led the first 15 laps, for Kimi Raikkonen was right with him in the F2007, but from Fernando Alonso. Having watched Hamilton stop on Lap 16 and Raikkonen on Lap 18, Alonso kept going to 20 before making a quick pit call. McLaren changed his...Read Full Story

Hamilton factor draws huge home support

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6443.html --- Although a win for British hope Lewis Hamilton failed to materialise at Silverstone on Sunday, the McLaren driver’s growing popularity saw that the British track enjoyed a record-breaking turnout of fans over the race weekend. On Friday over 42,000 passed through the gates to enjoy the first day of Formula One practice, while 80,000 spectators were present on Saturday to see Hamilton clinch pole position. For Sunday’s...Read Full Story

JAMES ALLEN'S VERDICT

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/Feature.aspx?Type=James_Allen&PO_ID=39994 --- Lewis and his fans may be disappointed, but beating Ferrari at Silverstone was always going to be a big ask, explains ITV Sport commentator James Allen. Obviously this was a disappointing result as far as Lewis Hamilton’s army of British fans was concerned, but it’s not a bad outcome for the championship. Hamilton still has a healthy margin over Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, but it has...Read Full Story

Raikkonen takes convincing Silverstone victory

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Linked from http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=32059---This morning's GP2 race was held in bright sunshine, and it looks as though the weather will remain ideal for the remainder of the day, which means that for the second successive weekend the forecasters have got it wrong.We would say 'England Expects', but that would be entirely wrong because today is the British Grand Prix and the vast crowd here is hoping for a British win, and with rookie sensation having...Read Full Story

Kimi shatters Lewis's home victory dream

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39979--- Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen denied the sell-out Silverstone crowd the result it yearned for by upstaging Lewis Hamilton and the McLarens for a perfectly judged victory in the British Grand Prix. Raikkonen delivered a powerful message to his McLaren rivals as he employed his trademark devastating pace to secure a third win of the season, pumping vital impetus into a title campaign that had begun to flag before the French Grand...Read Full Story

Raikkonen and Ferrari unstoppable at Silverstone

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6436.html --- For a while McLaren looked good, as first polesitter Lewis Hamilton and then world champion Fernando Alonso had spells in the lead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix, but when Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen ran longer than Alonso in the second stint it was all over bar the shouting. By the time the Finn refuelled for the second and last time, on lap 43, he was able to retain the lead with ease and head Alonso home by 2.4 seconds...Read Full Story

The Beckhams among Silverstone celebrities

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6439.html --- Along with the sunshine, Sunday at Silverstone saw a raft of celebrity visitors. With the promise of some exciting racing action proving a big draw, we caught up with some of the biggest VIPs to find out how they were enjoying their Formula One experience… An unassuming guy with short blonde hair and his equally blonde wife caused the biggest stir in the Silverstone paddock. David and Victoria Beckham - guests of the...Read Full Story